The Press: Education of a G.I.

Pulitzer Prizewinner Bill Mauldin, whose cartoons of grimy, unsmiling G.I.s were the war's best, chalked off two milestones in his postwar career last week. He got married, for the second time.* He also turned out a cartoon (see cut) that was in effect an announcement of a drastic change in his own political thinking.

A year ago Mauldin was playing a hard game of footie with the far left. He made leftists happy with some speeches, turned out bitter cartoons about those who questioned Russia's motives. But now, says William Henry Mauldin, 25, ex-G.I.:...

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